PC: Sweezy, Overgaard Meet The Media

RALEIGH, NC -- J.R. Sweezy and Mikel Overgaard met with the media on Monday afternoon to discuss the Pack's upcoming game with North Carolina.

J.R. Sweezy

"I don't really know if it's that way. It's just a regular game. It is a rivalry game."

"It's a fun game to play in."

"We've played really well every time we've played them... people just put in more effort and I think that's a big reason we've won the past couple of years."

"We're going to be ready too."

"I'm not sure to tell you the truth. I didn't have a very long recruiting list."

"I grew up a State fan. I knew as soon as they offered that is where I wanted to be."

"I don't know many of the guys on [North Carolina's] team."

"We're behind [Mike Glennon] all the way... he's behind us. We're a family."

"You've got to have a short memory as a football player. You can't live off bad games or good games. You're only as good as what you're going to be."

"It's pretty tough [losing Jeff Rieskamp]. We grew up together here, really good friends. It's tough and just sucks to be honest. It's not fair, but it is what it is."

"I remember it being a high-energy [game]. Everyone was running around having fun."

"If we run our defense like we know we can and do our responsibilities, nobody can really run on us. We're fully confident in that."

"We've got to work more on getting off blocks and putting pressure on the quarterback in passing situations. That's going to be more of our focus this week."

Mikel Overgaard

"The minute I set foot on campus I knew how deep this rivalry goes between Carolina and State."

"Just seeing the competition between the two teams... how bad each team wanted it."

"I don't really want to talk about that. We've decided to move past that, put that game behind us. We're going to get ready for this upcoming week."

"When he takes a hit that reflects on us and we want to prevent that as much as possible."

"We want to make improvements each week."

"They are a big, athletic group... quick. It's going to be another challenge this week."

"They better be ready to go just like we were. They have to show up and play and we have to show up and play."

"We're going to show up and play our best game of the season. That's our goal."

"Because it's the rival game, I think the crowd is going to be into it. We're going to be into it. It's going to be a great game."

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